^r^. .-* f / *,: A3 >^' ■#i.-'* ■v.- ^k THE ISLANDER THOMPSON A CADEMY Boston, Mass. 1961 '^Ns f / /"^W / !•- i^y-" ^Jfi jt y^ .»«^ •-• The Weather Tower Foreword SEA BRIGHT The grey night sea has Passed and gone. The Brightest dawn has pushed Away the fears of ignorant Night. Let thy tides far carry Me to see the rising sun. I feel the ray of warmth, The horizon's bright and Clear. D. H. Brock GYIN THE NEW (OR % ^ir 'G % The Alumni Gymnasium The Alumni Gymnasium, built with the gener- ous gifts of the Alumni, friends, and the Charles Hayden Foundation, is the first new building Thompson Academy has seen since the construc- tion of the three dormitories in 1941. It is a massive, white, wood structure with an arched roof held in place by 7 laminated wooden arches, each weighing in the vicinity of 6000 pounds. The central part of the gym houses a regu- lation size basketball court, 3 storage rooms, and a drying room. On the upper floor there are two locker rooms, two shower rooms, an office, and the main lobby. On the left as one enters the lobby, there is a mahogany trophy case donated by the Massachusetts Bay Yacht Club Association. The entire building occupies an area of 18,000 square feet and is the northernmost structure on the island. It was built by the William Bailey Com- pany and designed by architects Rich and Tucker. INASIUM x The South End '■^mw' mm: »*. Contents Dedication A dministration Seniors Underclassmen Activities Sports Advertisements m P^^ ^ -'41^;., s«AA » ^HH^I da^^K < ^M^^^Ti HHBpIm^ ^'^ Fr ^^^^^^^MM^^l^ > » . . ifti^ . l^B^- l-J^ ' •^ *■ mAum£fi ^Ut"^^ \m 'f». 5***1 Dedication CLIFTON E. ALBEE We, the Class of 1961, wish to dedicate our Is- lander to the memory of Clifton E. Albee who gave the major part of his life to Thompson Academy and its students. Mr. Albee — teacher, bandleader, printer, store- keeper and great friend — leaves at the Academy an everlasting memory. Appreciation MAJOR FRANK L. WARREN To the Memory of Major Frank L. Warren who for more than thirty years gave of himself and his talent in the furtherance of music at Thompson Academy, our sincere appreciation. Trustees CALVIN PAGE BARTLETT President ALFRED C. MALM Vice President JOHN B. PIERCE, JR. Secretary BARTLETT HARWOOD, JR. Treasurer GEORGE LEWIS Asst. Sec. AUGUSTUS P. LORING The REV. SAMUEL TYLER ROBERT H. GARDINER HENRY LYMAN DONALD S. MACPHERSON EDWARD V. OSBERG E. FRANCIS BOWDITCH THOMAS TEMPLE POND ARTHUR G. MILLER, Ed.D. HOWLAND S. WARREN HAROLD W. EDWARDS LAWRENCE TERRY HOWARD M. COLPITTS JOHN Q. ADAMS MOSES WILLIAMS PETER FULLER GEORGE S. MUMFORD, JR. BEN AMES WILLIAMS, JR. MERTON P. ELLIS RAYMOND THOMAS '%Jfv*- ■^/ -i' '-(..■■ J-' p y* *^ < ^ » * WM i i i g :|l I The Flagpole HOUGHTON DEAN PEARL, B.S., M.Ed., University of Vermont HEADMASTER'S MESSAGE Thompson Academy is on the very threshold of truly great and wonderful things. It is the sincere hope of the Trustees, Alumni, and the Staff that the envisioned Reno- vation and Development Programs, now on the drawing boards, will be in existence in time for our 150th Anniversary in 1964. Some of these projects are a complete face-lifting and modernization of the Main Building, refurnishing the boys Dormitories, creating a new Laundry, establishment of a first class Laboratory in the Power House, establishment of a first class wood working shop and Mechanical Drawing Room on the second floor of the Power House Building, building of four new Dormitories, building a modern and up-to-date Classroom unit which will contain the additional classrooms needed for expansion, a first class library, vitally needed Shop areas (automotive, metal, machine). Faculty living quarters, two more athletic fields, etc. On top of all of this, we must find added sources of revenue to maintain the program and strong efforts are being made by the Trustees to face up to this harsh reality. We have a forward looking program and are diligently working to implement it. It is all worthless, however, unless we have the boys who can inspire us to work with and for them. The Class of 1961 is such a Class and it is my pleasure to wish them God-Speed in their ventures out into the world. It has been real fun working with them and may they always think kindly of us. H.D. Pearl Faculty RAYMOND THOMAS Dean of Boys; Coach Came in '30 BROR Y. KIHLSTROM Teaches Sloyd Came in '19 CHARLENE F. UHERAULl' B.A., Univ. of Vermont Came in '60 DAVID H. BROCK B.A., Univ. of Vermont English Came in '59 JOHN L. MADDOX A.B., Rutgers Univ. History; Head Coach Came in '60 JAMES CREELMAN B.A., Colby College Teaches Grade 8 Came in '59 RALPH M. LINDSEY A.B., M.Ed. Calvin Coolidge College Add. Study at Boston School of Mod. Lang. Supervisor of Inst. Social Studies Came in '57 LAWRENCE E. MARK B.A., Gordon College Science and Math School Chaplain Came in '59 STACY H. THOMPSON B.S., Byrant College Rhode Island College of Education Business Course Came in '57 II Seniors Seniors 1 1^ PETER R. ARTHUR "Pete" Business I. Basketball 2, 3, 4. HAROLD COHEN "Harry" Business Varsity Football 3, 4; Varsity Baseball 3, 4; V. Basketball 3, Capt. 4. DANIEL P. DONOVAN "Danny" Business I. Basketball 2, 3, 4; Drill Team; Rifle Club. GREGORY FORD "Greg" Business I. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 4; Football 4; Band 1,2,3,4; Ad. Dept. R. CODMAN HANES, JR. "Coddy" College Preparatory Treasurer 3; Secretary 4; Football Mgr. 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Jazz Band 2, 3, 4; Sea Scouts. HAROLD P. HANNA, JR. "Happy" College Preparatory Stu. Od. 2, 3, Pres. 4, Sec. 1, Treasurer 4; Foot- ball and I. Baskejball 1, 2, 3, 4; Band and Jazz, Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Sea Scouts; Newspaper Staff, Ad. Dept.; Literary Mag.; Salutatorian. i Seniors r ROBERT HARRIS "Rebel" General Varsity Football 4; Varsity Basketball 4. CARLETON HILL "Carl" Arts V. Pres. 1, 2; Stu. Co. 2; Varsity Football 1, 2, 4; Varsity Baseball 1, 2, 4; I. Basketball 1, 2, 4. ROBERT MICHAEL ILDEFONSO "Ildy" College Preparatory Football 1, 2, 3, Capt. 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, Capt. 4, Treasurer 3. Transferred from Greer school in 4. EDWIN G. KING "Jerry" College Preparatory Vice President 3; Football 1, 2; I. Basketball 1,2. GEORGE N. LETTENEY "Nick" College Preparatory V. Football 3, 4; I. Basketball 3, 4; Radio Club; Sea Scouts; Drill Team; Yearbook Photographer; Business Ed., Ad. Dept. LAWRENCE MATSON "Matty" General Pres. 1; Stu. Co. 3; V. Pres. 4; Band 1; Foot- ball 1, 2, Capt. 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, Capt. 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. 4t0*^ st%,^j^f,asms^ "# JOHN MITCHELL "Mitch" General Varsity Football 3, 4; I. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; DriUTeam. HAROLD SPINNEY "Spinney" Arts Coarse Varsity Football 3; I. Basketball 2, 3, 4. PHILIP STROTHER "Phil" Arts V. Football 1, 2, 4, Capt. 3; V. Basketball 1, 2,3,4; V. Baseballl, 2, 3, 4. MICHAEL VEGLAS "Mike" College Preparatory I. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Sea Scouts 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 4; Ad Department. THOMAS GEORGE PARKER "Beak" College Preparatory Secretary 2; President 3, 4; Varsity Football 3; Varsity Baseball 3, 4; I. Basketball 2, 3, 4; Yearbook Editor 4; Newspaper Editor 3; Literary Magazine 4; Ass't. Yrbk. Photog- rapher; Ad Department; Valedictorian. Not Pictured FRANK MERCIER Class History The year 1961 marks the first graduating class that has gone through the four year curriculum since the name Farm and Trades School was changed to Thompson Academy in 1956. As a class we feel proud to be this class and hope that our memory is perpetuated on through the classes to follow. As Freshmen we elected Larry Matson President, Carleton Hill Vice President, and Harold Hanna Secretary-Treasurer. As Sophomores we elected William Poulack President, Carleton Hill Vice Presi- dent, George Sayer Treasurer, and Thomas Parker Secretary. As Juniors we elected Thomas Parker President, Jerry King Vice President, and Robert Hanes Secretary-Treasurer. Harold Hanna and Larry Matson were chosen Stu- dent Council representatives. It was in this year that the Beatnik Dance, the Christmas Auction, and the Fall Hayride were sponsored by the Junior class. The class also made a substantial contribution toward the purchase of the score clock in the Alumni Gym- nasium. Members of the class participated in all events and were active in Varsity ath- letics. As Seniors we elected Thomas Parker President, Larry Matson Vice President, Harold Hanna Treasurer, and Robert Hanes Secretary. Harold Hanna was chosen Student Council President and Michael Veglas was the senior Student Council repre- sentative. The class sponsored the Columbus Day Auction, the Senior Class Auction, and the Senior Prom. The class achieved a very high academic standing, participated in Varsity athletics, and was active in non-athletic activities. Baccalaureate services were held on June 4 and Graduation exercises were held on June 10. Thomas Parker was Valedictorian and Harold Hanna was Salutatorian. Respectfully submitted, R. Goodman Hanes, Secretary Class of 1961 17 Underclassmen Is: '•^ ^ ., *.» rjie Wasp, m ''m ' '1 ' Juniors FIRST ROW: R. Dodge, G. Hubacheck, R. Bates, J. Gorman, F. Coutu, W. O'Steen. SECOND ROW: J. Boudreau, G. Mader, G. Schaefer, D. Hart, M. Lindsey, R. King, C. Tasha, T. Stokes. THIRD ROW: T. Stuart, R. Patterson, J. Falcone, E. McGonagle, J. Spencer, J. Thorp, E. Woods. Not shown, D. Mitchell. Sophomores FIRST ROW: R. Poulack, R. Snell, L. Bella, J. ThornhiU, P. Walker, J. Ripley, W. Kooiman, G. Antonio. SECOND ROW: R. Milton, N. Brazel, W. Frazier, R. Benotti, D. Hurd, P. Leigh-Manuel, R. Hansen, H. Wright. THIRD ROW: B. Woods, J. Smith, P. Gaucher, J. Wharton, W. English, R. Ful- ler, R. Marston, E. Smith, W. Litchfield, D. LeBlang. 2a Freshmen FIRST ROW: K. Kielps, S. Govey, R. Morgera, R. Laubinger, M. Trentham, S. Wood, T. Harbinson. SECOND ROW: P. Colman, J. Connolly, R. Allen, K. Shaw, T. Tuttle, R. Craig, R. Verbeck. THIRD ROW: D. Deeks, C. Bryson, R. Covert, W. Maddox, R. Wagner, R. Follett, R. Hill. Junior High ^^^■^1 «i^^^^^l 'i tifi • MW^I'-»i H A|w^ «#,^, ^ii' ^^^HHb yi Uk im in ii = J" FIRST ROW: R. Vogel, A. Brazel, R. Davis, K. Parker, D. Prescott. SECOND ROW: G. Cutler, M. Mayo, R. Mottau, R. Gesnaldo. 21 w ? ctivities *?*■■ Band I ' FIRST ROW: A. Brazel, R. Snell, W. Kooiman, R. Dewar, D. Mitchell, R. Davis, M. Trentham. SECOND ROW: G. Mader, H. Hanna, J. Thorp, J. Falcone, J. Mitchell, G. Ford, C. Hanes. THIRD ROW: P. Coleman, R. Bates, M. Veglas, N. Brazel, R. Verbeck, B. Woods, R. Milton. Sea Scout Robert Codman Hanes 24 Islander SEATED: G. Letteney; Business Editor, Thomas Parker; Editor Harold Hanr.a. STANDING: E. King, David Brock; Advisor, R. Hanes. Drill Team FRONT: D. Kurd, J. Gorman, R. AUen. REAR: L. Bella, E. Woods, G. Letteney, R. Wharton, R. Follett. 25 * I - ■» Winter )•/ '' r r^~. .*«. J^f ^:i^ If ^' d' ^ Football t m MM'* 1960 Varsity Football The 1960 Football season was one which will probably be talked about at Thompson for years to come. Starting off with Coach Jack L. Maddox and an entirely new set of .plays the Commodores sparked for their first undefeated season in more than five years. With the arrival of fullback, Phil Strother, and Halfback, Robert Ildefonso, the backfield gained strength and speed unmatched by any team on the schedule. Strother, who was famous for his long touchdown runs and strong defensive tackling, was named "All Schoolboy" in the Boston district by the Boston Herald. Bob Ildefonso with his strong end runs characterized the Thompson team and their chiefly ground offense. Ends, Cohen and Woods, did not see too much passing action, but both scored on a few aerial attacks called by quarterback, Ralph Patterson. With the loss of Matson, Cohen, Strother, Ildefonso, Hanna, and Mitchell from the first team. Coach Maddox will have a big rebuilding job on his hands in 1961. He will be working with some vet- eran starters and a well-polished second team and is confident though that next year's team will be as good as the '60 squad. r*^- S ci -J 0) • o _r o o en §^ C CQ 9 o ^ In D *J O CS ^ 5^ "«S • *^ O 1— s ^ /K 2m is - CO rtj CO 1?^' 31 FIRST ROW: Coach Thomas, W. Maddox, R. Allen, J. Smith, G. Hubacheck, J. Boudreau, L. Bella, G. Mader, G. Schaefer, N. Brazel, R. Milton. SECOND ROW: Ass't. Coach Brock, R. Mobgera, R. Craig, R. Dodge, R. Snell, R. Bates, R. Poulack, K. Shaw, W. O'Steen, W. Frazier, J. Connolly. THIRD ROW: R. Mottau, D. Decks, G. Cutler, R. Davis, A. Brazel, M. Mayo. 1960 jy. Football The Junior Commodores pushed forth to vic- tory with five wins and one tie in the Varsity's shadow. The Middlesex and Roxbury Latin games at the beginning of the season had many thrills and tense moments as the boys began to warm up and show teamwork. Rivers couldn't score against our line and went home tired and score- less. Governor Dummer put up a hard fight, keeping the air tense until the end but they couldn't close the gap. The second Roxbury Latin game indicated very well what a season's experience and practice could do for the JV's, crowning our season 20 to 6. -' ^-^'^sfe**-- ^ CAPT. HARRY COHEN Center Varsity Basketball ,sO Left to right: J. Bourdeau, R. Ildefonso, T. Stokes, L. Mat- son, R. Patterson, H. Cohen, C. Hill, E. Woods, R. Harris, T. Stuart, P. Strother. "'"'f^e^ 33 1961 Varsity Basketball The 1961 Varsity Basketball squad, sparked by veteran forward Ralph Patterson, held its own in a tough 16 game schedule. CaDtain, Harry Cohen led his team to a 10 and 6 season and was ttie big man under the boards. Ildefon- so and Strother, the two starting guards, both did a great job and while Strother wasn't actually a high scorer his help defensively was an invaluable asset to the team. Mat- son also was not a high scorer but held his own under the boards against taller opponents. Starting off the season with the annual alumni game, gave the Thompson spectators a glimpse of the scoring capability of the Varsity Commodores. South Boston Boys' Club, the first real game of the year, gave the Varsity a taste of speed and also a taste of losing. This game was quickly followed by one with Quincy and then the annual match with Christian. The Christians surged ahead in the last quarter to make victory theirs. Thomp- son trounced St. Andrews and Cambridge, before losing to New Prep. Hatch, Thayer, and Cambridge School were easy victories for the Commodores, before they hit up against some real competition in archrival Christian. Christian won again, this time by almost fifteen points. A loss to New Prep, a victory at St. Andrews, a loss to Thayer, and two victories at Rivers and Hatch ended the official season with a second Alumni game scheduled. Scores Alumni S. Boston Quincy Christian St. Andrews Cambridge New Prep Hatch Thayer Weston Christian New Prep St. Andrews Thayer Rivers Hatch 34 FIRST ROW, left to right: L. Ramsey, J. Thornhill, B. Woods, R. Milton, D. Mitchell, Mgr. SECOND ROW: P. Gaucher, W. Maddox, R. Marston, R. Richardson, R. Benotti. Missing: S. Wood, W. Frazier. 1961 J.V. Basketball The J.V., the first year an actual squad, as such, was organized, did remarkably well against some tough opponents. Starting center, Bob Marston certainly did an excellent job under the boards, beside being a crack shot from either corner. An added asset to the squad was tall man, Billy Maddox, who got his share of rebounds and jumps. A starting team, other than the two mentioned would be difficult to name. Craig, Gaucher, Richardson and Bernie Woods, could usually be found in the first lineup. T. A. 0pp. 16 Christian 40 28 St. Andrews 30 17 Thayer 19 T.A. 0pp. 34 St. Andrews 21 17 Thayer 22 37 Hatch 36 Ut 1960 Varsity Baseball KNEELING: L. 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